WhalePower Corporation is pleased to announce that its revolutionary blade design has advanced to the finals in the prestigious biannual INDEX international design competition. INDEX, of Copenhagen, Denmark offers a 100,000 Euro prize in each of five categories. INDEX has selected WhalePower’s Tubercle Technology, inspired by the bumps on humpback whale flippers, and retrofitted onto a wind turbine‘s blades, to compete in its Community category.
Tubercled blades have been shown to increase annual electrical production by 20% while greatly reducing noise. The same design is applicable to fans, pumps and compressors and is a great advance both in the conservation and the production of electricity from renewable sources. Finalists’ design models will be on permanent display in Copenhagen, and travel in a touring show through Asia and Europe. Winners will be announced at the end of August, 2009.
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